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Antonio Criminisi

Antonio Criminisi

Antonio Criminisi
Principal Researcher

In 2000 Antonio Criminisi obtained his doctorate degree (PhD) in computer vision from the University of Oxford. In June 2000 Antonio joined the Machine Learning and Perception group at Microsoft Research in Cambridge as a visiting researcher. In February 2001, he moved to the Interactive Visual Media Group in Redmond (WA, USA) as a post-doctorate researcher. In October 2002, he moved back to the Microsoft Research Cambridge as a Researcher. In 2014, he became Principal Researcher and is now leading Project InnerEye, to develop a tool for assistive AI for cancer treatment.
Antonio has written and co-authored numerous scientific papers and books on machine learning for the analysis of radiological images, decision forests, deep learning and convolutional neural networks, object recognition, image and video analysis and editing, videoconferencing, 3D reconstruction and virtual/augmented reality, forensic science and history of art.

Antonio’s research has been awarded a number of best paper prizes at top computer vision and machine learning conferences, amongst which the prestigious David Marr prize at ICCV 2015 for his paper “Deep Neural Decision Forests”.


Antonio Criminisi was born in 1972 in Italy. In October 1990 he was appointed "Alfiere del Lavoro" by the Italian President F. Cossiga for his successful studies. In July 1996 he received a Degree in Electronics Engineering at the University of Palermo and in December 1999, he obtained a "Doctor of Philosophy" (PhD) Degree in Computer Vision at the University of Oxford. His thesis “Accurate Visual Metrology from Single and Multiple Uncalibrated Images” won the British Computer Society Distinguished Dissertation Award for the year 2000 and was published by Springer-Verlag London Ltd. in August 2001. Antonio was a Research Fellow at Clare Hall College, Cambridge from 2002 to 2005.

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18 September 2019

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